May 2013

By Josh Bond · May 1, 2013
Recognizing the potential for long-term savings, many fleet owners are keen to jump into a fleet maintenance program. However, they soon learn there are no substitutes for goal setting, clear communication and patience.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 1, 2013
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to John Hill, director at St. Onge, about today’s warehouse management software (WMS) systems.
By Josh Bond · May 1, 2013
The structure of maintenance services should be defined first and supported throughout.
By Sara Pearson Specter · May 1, 2013
Manufacturers respond to industry trend to color code bins and totes for inventory management.
By Michael Levans · May 1, 2013
In research conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) over the past few years, we’ve found that end-to-end, global supply chain visibility and event management capabilities are considered “must haves.” However, those same respondents struggle to tell you exactly what they need to do in order to achieve this.
By Peter Moore · May 1, 2013
The air cargo experts at Boeing provide a bi-annual report on the Air Cargo industry entitled World Air Cargo Forecast, and I recommend it to shippers preparing for discussions with their carriers and forwarders.
By Mark Pearson · May 1, 2013
This is the final column in our series about dynamic operations, or global supply chains imbued with the ability to alter the function and focus of key processes (manufacturing, transportation, distribution, etc.) in response to changing events.
By Derik Andreoli · May 1, 2013
Seventy-eight percent of former NFL players learn the hard way that bills remain long after incomes have dried up and are broke within five years of retirement. A similar force is at play among the world’s oil exporting nations.

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